Stations of the Tide, by Swanwick, Michael

When I first picked up Michael Swanwick's Stations of the Tide I figured that I was in for a SF story that was rooted in religion, since the title of the book is so similar to the Roman Catholic rite called the Stations of the Cross, which commemorates Jesus Christ's last few hours on Earth. After having read the book twice, the best that I can say now is that I don't think that is what it was about. Swanwick's style is usually deeply layered, nuanced and dense, and this b[…]

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